Once our podiatrist has thoroughly evaluated your feet, we can get you fully customized orthotics.
If you or your family members have trouble with your feet and ankles, you need to refer to a podiatrist who listens and answers to your needs. At White Oaks Foot & Ankle Clinic in Edmonton, we are eager to solve your foot and ankle problems. We have a doctor who knows the profession and can accurately detect and manage foot ailments. Along with this, we will give advice to your whole family about the right ways to preserve and improve your foot’s well-being. Whether you need custom-made orthotics or treatment for your child’s foot disorder, we’re here to help.
For any member of your family, contact us if they’re suffering from:
Pediatric flat feet is a state in which the complete sole of the child's foot is in touch with the ground. Flat feet occur as the arch of the foot either fails to form or collapses. Among children, flat feet are fairly normal because their bones and joints are highly flexible. The footwear of children who pronate, when positioned side by side, will lean toward each other. Many infants outgrow the condition at six years of age.
Flat feet can be caused by:
If you believe your child's feet are flat, get in touch with White Oaks Foot & Ankle Clinic in Edmonton. Do not begin to treat the disorder without the help of an experienced podiatrist.
At White Oaks Foot & Ankle Clinic, we can do the following to help your child:
In order to detect pediatric flat feet, the podiatrist tests the child's foot, searching for changes of shape while the child is standing and seated.
The doctor will monitor the child's range of action and watch his or her walk.
Our podiatrist can also analyze the lower leg and probably the hip to assess the root cause.
X-rays, bone scans or MRI can be prescribed to assess the seriousness of your child's condition.
Suggest surgery if needed.
Foot pain is the cause of discomfort in most ageing adults. Hammertoes, fallen arches, bunions and calluses or even an ingrown toenail can cause excruciating pain. With over 300 kinds of foot problems in existence, it becomes important to protect your feet and detect the early signs of foot problems.
Some of the common symptoms mentioned below can pose long term damage:
Some of the common symptoms mentioned below can pose long term damage.
Discolouration of the skin on your feet or legs
An altered foot shape
Decreased sensitivity to pain or changes in temperature
A tingling sensation, cramps, coldness or any other discomfort
Pain that is experienced only when you walk
An infected sore on your foot that does not show signs of healing
Engaging in the correct preventative measures can decrease your chances of falling, enhance blood circulation, indicate arthritis or diabetes, and accentuate your mobility. Paying attention to minor pains in your feet can also help recognize early indicators of diabetes and arthritis. If you experience any of these symptoms, reach out to us at White Oaks Foot & Ankle Clinic.
You can follow a set of do’s and don'ts so that you do your part in keeping your feet healthy.
Wash your feet frequently with warm water and soap
Remember to dry your feet we, especially in between your toes
Use lotion to moisturize your feet
Keep your feet elevated on a stool to ensure circulation when sitting for long hours
Take breaks to stretch your feet
Examine your feet on a regular basis for any irregularities
Wear comfortable and well-fitted footwear, that is not too tight or too loose for you
Avoid keeping your feet soaked for more than 10 minutes
Don’t wear tight socks
Avoid smoking as it reduces blood circulation in your feet
Sitting cross-legged for a long time is not advisable
Avoid the risk of falls by up to 10% by not walking barefoot indoors